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Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1973-09-15

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Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1973-09-15


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Set 1

Beat It On Down The Line
Sugaree
Greatest Story Ever Told
Brown Eyed Women
Me And My Uncle
Ramble On Rose
Looks Like Rain
Deal
Jack Straw
Tennessee Jed
El Paso
Bird Song
Playing In The Band

Set 2

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Big River
Row Jimmy
Truckin' ->
Drums ->
Eyes Of The World
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
Weather Report Suite Prelude ->
Weather Report Suite Part ->
Let It Grow ->
Jam ->
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Encore
One More Saturday Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Providence Civic Center
Location Providence, RI

Source SBD:Master Reel>DAT
Lineage DAT>Sonic Solutions workstation>CD>(EAC)WAV>SHN

Notes

With Martin Fierro and Joe Ellis on horns (from Truckin' on)

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Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 16, 2016
Subject: Got my chips cashed in...
Everything before Truckin is so very mellow
and from Truckin on-- a big free form jazz show!
----What a long strange trip, indeed...
oh, and the jam at the end of EYES is up there
with the best of 1973---- :)
The transition between Let it Grow into Stella Blue could easily be labeled --Jazz SPACE jam...
For those arguing against the 'horns' check out Stella-which is absolutely subtle and flawless.
Jerry's vocals on this recording -blow me away!
O.K. i keep thinking i am done commenting and then I hear the craziest Sugar Magnolia ever.
So freakin cool.. bee bopping Sugar magnolia
Come on honey,, Come on home with me...
When the Dead sight someone like Coltrane
as critical to their roots ...a recording like this
gives a window into just how jazz fueled this band could be. I AM FEELING GOOD!!!
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2014
Subject: -
Pretty sweet!
Reviewer: fibber - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2014
Subject: Horns
This is a unique short period in Dead history – don't like the horns? Don't listen. It's not like there aren't over 50 other '73 shows without horns to choose from. Also check out 9/24 Pittsburgh, nice matrix with a much fuller sound.
Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2013
Subject: flute on WRPsuite sweet ! sublime birdsong top 3.
tru jazz peak 4 73 !! easy5star
Reviewer: festdawgerlives! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 12, 2013
Subject: Eureka!
Ha! found it finally. I got rid of all my old tapes years ago but remember my all time fav being one with some crazy-ass horn players. And this is the show, when they're jamming on Let it Grow, and the horn players (ok horn/woodwind) just go absolutely ballistic, and some crazy guy starts making weird yodeling noises. I mean, hairs standing up, goosebumps, OMG. I get it that classic deadheads did not or do not like these guys. It's crazy jazz-fusion type stuff which i love because I love jazz, which GD got me into in the first place. I wish they'd master this show and release it on CD
Reviewer: GermanShepherd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 5, 2013
Subject: Horns
Been following along chronologically with my encyclopedia since Woodstock. The horns to me are not welcomed. They remind me of a marching band. Not what I want to see in a live performance, escpecially the parts where they feel like wailing like a stuck pig. This is the reason I don't care for Galactic. If they could just stick to playing background like at the beginning of Eyes of the World, it'd be fine, I suppose, but they just can't keep themselves under control. By the end of Eyes, I can't stand to listen any longer. For those who don't like Donna's signature wailing, well, I'd rather have the few seconds during Playing in the Band of her, rather than an entire concert of these awful obnoxious horns. I'm glad to see (read) that in a few performances, they have the good sense to figure out the horns don't meld as well as intended, and they are dropped for good. They don't seem to know the songs very well either, as evidenced in Truckin' where there are so many build-ups by the band, yet the horns don't realize it and so there is some net loss effect of peakage. Oh well, The Dead Live On. 5 Stars because the SBD second set sounds wonderful.
Reviewer: ppaddler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 21, 2011
Subject: This was my first & only Dead show
The long strange trip began in PVD for me. My only regret is that I didn't get to see them more than this one time. They are still my all time favorite band!
Reviewer: gratefuldiver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2010
Subject: Let Keith sing!!!
Forget about those chants in the late 80s for "let Phil sing". How awesome is Let Me Sing Your Blues Away!?!

Technically 'horns' = brass. The trumpet is brass; the sax and flute are woodwinds, not 'horns'. On the Martin Fierro only dates in this period, there are in fact *no* horns.

"Howard Cosell said that."

...__[:]o
Reviewer: snojon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 18, 2010
Subject: Martin Fierro
Good stuff!!! I just discovered this show, and been playing it over repeatedly. It's great that the Dead not only let Martin enhance their songs, but at several points they actually let him take off. This is most apparent at the end of Eyes of the World, and Let it Grow, both songs progress into a full blown jazz jam session. Sure, the Dead always had nuances of Jazz in their music, but this is the real thing.
I know that many out there will disagree with me, but I place this show among my all time favorites.
Reviewer: radler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 9, 2009
Subject: HORNS!
Truckin>Eyes>Let Me Sing My Blues Away sounds like the late great Martin Fierro is playing with them, but could be someone else...not sure. either way, great set & sound great like most 73 soundboards...killer Keith solo during "Let Me Sing..."
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